This is a farmhouse style desk but it is so beautiful you could use it as a console table too. Build it using these free downloadable plans.
Build this small writing table using this free woodworking tutorial.
Supplies list, tools list, cut list and instructions to build this built-in desk with shelves.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a two drawer shaker work table which could also serve nicely as a writing table, sofa table or hall table.
This project is the hand tools version of the Monestary Table Norm Abrams built in the 2003 season of The New Yankee Workshop. It can be used as a small kitchen table, a writing table, or as a place to pay bills. Check this link for up to date info about this plan.